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  1. The Science & History of Popcorn - The Snack that Saved the Movies


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    For some, Popcorn and the Movies just go together. But it hasn't always been that way. We look at the science and mechanics that make popcorn pop and trace the history of this ancient snack that…

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    • The Psychology of Scary Movies


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      Let's go deep in the human mind and dissect our fascination with fright - exploring 8 theories on way we are attracted to the dark. Full Lesson write up here with links to more information: …

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      • The History of Horror


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        Dissect the history of horror, from it's roots deep in Gothic literature, through B-movie status and director's proving grounds to ultimate respectability as an important filmmaking genre. Check…

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        • The Evolution of Home Theater - Big Tech of the Small Screen


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          See how the changes in technology have changed our own social attitudes towards how to watch movies. Full write up of this lesson: http://filmmakeriq.com/lessons/the-evolution-of-home-theater-big-tech-of-the-small-screen/ Proudly…

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          • Introduction to Color in Digital Filmmaking


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            Color is a natural everyday experience - but how do you use color to advance your film? We'll start by looking at how filmmakers in the late 90s began exploring creative uses of color. Then we'll…

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            • The History and Science of Color Film: From Isaac Newton to the Coen Brothers


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              Color is a subtle tool that can transport us from our ordinary lives to extraordinary worlds of cinema. Peel back the layers of history and look at how color was first understood and implemented in…

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              • The History and Science of the Slit Scan Effect used in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey


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                Explore the mysterious and forgotten technique of Slit Scan for special effects and how Douglas Trumbull applied the photographic technique to Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, "2001: A Space…

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                • How To Create Bizarre Slit Scan Video using After Effects


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                  See how After Effects can be used to displace time to create bizarre and other-worldly slit scan effects. Course Link: http://filmmakeriq.com/lessons/how-to-create-bizarre-slit-scan-video-using-after-effects/ This…

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                  • Hollywood's History of Faking It | The Evolution of Greenscreen Compositing


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                    Go inside the history of the travelling mattes (now called chromakey) and learn the history of visual trickery used by filmmakers from the earliest filmmakers through to the modern day. This is…

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                    • 5 Elements of a Great Chroma Key


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                      Explore the 5 crucial elements of capturing a great chromakey for your production. This video is part of the Filmmaker IQ Lesson on Chromakey: http://filmmakeriq.com/lessons/5-elements-of-a-great-chromakey/ Equipment…

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                      • The Changing Shape of Cinema: The History of Aspect Ratio


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                        John Hess traces the evolution of the screen shape from the silent film days through the widescreen explosion of the 50s, to the aspect ratio of modern digital cameras. This lesson is part of the…

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                        • Composition Techniques for Widescreen Aspect Ratios


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                          Aspect Ratio is one of many choices you make when deciding how to shoot your film. John Hess explains some basic tips on how to visualize your desired ratio and some helpful composition techniques.. EQUIPMENT…

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